QUIGG-MUNROE BILL CLOSE TO SELL-OUT

Andrew Wake | 31.05.12 03:29

HATTON PROMOTIONS 'Road To Glory' bill is close to a sell-out more than two weeks before it takes places. There are no more ringside tickets available for the show, the last few being sold just 24 hours after it was announced that VIP tickets had gone Hatton Promotions CEO Ricky Hatton is confident that all 4,300 tickets will be shifted in the coming week. The talent stacked card is Hatton Promotions biggest so far, and there will be even larger events later th...

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Harrison v Price is a fight we’re interested in, says Maloney

Andrew Wake | 30.05.12 05:27

Audley Harrison's decision to call out British and Commonwealth champion David Price this week looks to have paid instant dividends. The former Olympic gold medallist staked his claim for a shot at the domestic crown after he stopped Ali Adams in four rounds at the weekend and Price's promoter Frank Maloney has said that it is a fight that can be made. "It's a fight we're interested in," Maloney admitted. "We're looking to get in contact with him. "There are a number of ...

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Pascal looking to bring back Canadian pride against Cloud

Andrew Wake | 30.05.12 05:23

Jean Pascal is looking to give the Montreal boxing scene a shot in the arm by winning another world title. Carl Froch's stunning knockout of Lucian Bute at the weekend was a major hit for boxing in Canada but Quebec's second best known fighter hopes to bring some pride back to the region when he challenges IBF champion Tavouris Cloud. The will clash at the Bell Centre in Montreal on August 11 in a co-promotion between Don King and Yvon Michel. "I want to thank Tavoris Cloud fo...

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Khan insists that all future foes take drug tests

Andrew Wake | 29.05.12 11:24

Amir Khan is still sieving over the drugs scandal which put paid to his rematch with Lamont Peterson and is calling for all his future opponents to undergo testing for PEDs. Peterson was forced out of the fight, which should have taken place on May 19 in Las Vegas, after it emerged that he had failed not one but two random tests for a banned substance. Khan is now preparing to face Danny Garcia for the WBC light-welterweight crown in July and revealed that the American will take...

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ETCHES AND JENKINS ON ROAD TO GLORY

Andrew Wake | 29.05.12 09:28

ADAM ETCHES and Scott Jenkins hope that boxing on Hatton Promotions 'Road To Glory' bill will be a stepping stone towards their first professional titles. The unbeaten Sheffield pair will be in action at Manchester Velodrome on Saturday 16th June. One of the show's big attractions sees Scott Quigg challenge Rendall Munroe for the vacant interim WBA super-bantamweight crown. But unbeaten middleweight Etches hopes chalking up his eighth straight professional win w...

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KAZAK KID READY TO SHAKE UP BRITAIN’S BEST

Andrew Wake | 29.05.12 09:26

HATTON PROMOTIONS latest overseas star Zhanat Zhakiyanov is closing in on the European bantamweight title. 'The Kazakh Kid' is the number one contender for the EBU belt and expects to become mandatory challenger after the vacant title fight between Bristol's Lee Haskins and Stephane Jamoye. Zhakiyanov, 24, scored his 18th win in 19 fights at the weekend knocking out useful Timur Shailezov in three rounds. It was his 11th inside the distance win, and the last pu...

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Paul Williams left paralysed after motorcycle accident

Andrew Wake | 29.05.12 09:22

The career of former WBO welterweight champion is sadly over after a motorcycle accident on Sunday. The American, who was set to face Saul Alvarez for the WBC light-middleweight title in September, was thrown from his bike and suffered damage to his spinal cord. Not only will the injury end his boxing career, it could also mean that he is paralysed from the waist down for the rest of his life. George Peterson, Williams' manager, revealed that his fighter is unlikely to walk a...

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Johnny Tapia found dead

Andrew Wake | 29.05.12 08:50

Johnny Tapia, the five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead on Sunday at his Albuquerque home. Authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m, spokesman Robert Gibbs said. The death didn't appear to be suspicious, he said. Tapia won five championships in three weight classes, winning the WBA bantamweight title, the IBF and WBO junior bantamweight titles and the IBF ...

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Harrison challenges Fury and Price

Andrew Wake | 29.05.12 08:44

Audley Harrison has announced he is seeking endorsement from the British Boxing Board of Control, to be the next challenger for the British heavyweight title. Fresh from his clinical fourthround dismantling of Ali Adams to become International Masters champion, Audley expressed his excitement and determination to get back to training and plans to resume training as soon as he arrives home in California later this week. Harrison said: "I know after the Haye fight peopl...

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ROAD TO GLORY TICKET HEATWAVE

Andrew Wake | 28.05.12 05:22

HATTON PROMOTIONS mega 'Road To Glory' bill is the hottest ticket in boxing. It looks a certainty that the show at Manchester Velodrome on June 16 will be a complete 4300 sell-out All of the VIP ringside tickets have now been sold, there are very few ringsides left and while other price ranges are available they're selling fast. The bumper card is Hatton Promotions biggest so far, and there are even larger events are planned later this year. Four big fights feature on the...

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